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Merzouga: hotel complexes offer free accommodation to stranded tourists

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Owners of hotels, tourist camps and young people from the commune of Taous Merzouga (Draâ-Tafilalet region) launch a welcome humanitarian initiative for foreign tourists stranded in Morocco due to the current worldwide situation, Hespress reported.

After many countries worldwide closed their borders, following the spread of the Coronavirus, tourists had their flights to a number of European countries suspended, they were left short of resources and shelter. This helpless situation drove the people from Taous Merzouga to intervene and take the matters in hand.

The humanitarian initiative launched by the inhabitants of the region has welcomed foreign tourists into their hotels, bivouacs, and guesthouses in ” free of charge following this difficult humanitarian situation “, Hamyd Aït Ali, a local association player told Hespress.

Tourism promoter in the region, Moha Guerraoui explains that “ despite the deterioration of tourism in Morocco in general, and in the Merzouga region in particular, after the outbreak of the Coronavirus around the world, and what we suffer as a shortfall after the cessation of several tourist activities in the region, we launched this human and self-sufficient initiative through our pages on social networks, showing our willingness to welcome tourists trapped in airports and suffering in this difficult situation, while we are overcoming a crisis that affects the entire planet. ”

Renowned Amazigh activist Moha Ouhha assures that initiatives of this kind ” are not strange, nor new to those who grew up generous and raised in Southeast Morocco. It is a gesture of gratitude for the role of tourists and tourism in reducing marginalization in an area that was previously deserted .”

Mouha Ouha considers that ” the mentality of the citizen entrepreneur, fully aware of the role of consumer protection on his tourist product when the tourist needs to feel safe, not just a simple accommodation service “.

Hespress concludes that a set of hotel complexes in the Aït Khabbach region (rural commune of Taous) have joined this initiative of which tourism entrepreneurs are proud.